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HSCF Awards Annual Scholarships

(Houston, TX- August 2, 2022): Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) recently awarded its annual Dan L Duncan scholarships. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing careers in the outdoors, supporting the future of tomorrow’s conservation leaders and protecting the future of hunting. HSCF’s Dan L Duncan Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to students involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management, Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Science. This year, twenty-one scholarships were awarded. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 646 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over $2.92 million dollars. Most of this year’s recipients were at the PhD and Graduate level of study. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through its prestigious scholarship program. HSCF understands the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter’s

HSC AUGUST 2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

HSC Opposes H. R. 8262 Sec. 439: Permit Prohibition For Trophies This bill is focused on appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes. HSC opposes section 439 related to Permit Prohibition which states the following: None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a permit for the import of a sport-hunted trophy of an elephant or lion taken in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, or Zambia. The limitation described in this section shall not apply in the case of the administration of a tax or tariff. This division may be cited as the ‘‘Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023’’. Cottonwood Fix Houston Safari Club requested the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources favorably report the Bipartisan Manchin/Daines Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to

A Small Group of People, a Little Money And A Big Idea That Could Save the Globe

An Outdoor Writer Tells the Never-Before -Told Story of Returning a Vast African Wasteland to its Former Glory as One of the World’s Premier Wildlands in Bringing Back the Lions! Come see and hear the author, Mike Arnold, September 7 at our monthly meeting! ‘Conservation Through Hunting’  September 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MORE INFO WATKINSVILLE, GA (July 12, 2022) — For generations, conservationists around the world have spent billions of dollars and countless hours trying to restore wildlife and wildlife habitat in areas of sub-Sahara Africa decimated by many factors, including poachers, corrupt governments, hungry local populations, and a lack of education and experience in how to balance current needs and wants with long-term, sustainable goals that benefit both wildlife and local people. And while these efforts often produce short-term results, long-term successes have been few and far between. In Bringing Back the Lions: International Hunters, Local Tribespeople, and

HSCF ANNOUNCES CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH WILDLIFE PARTNERS

(Houston, TX- July 7, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce their continued partnership with WildLife Partners. Since 2016, WildLife Partners has supported HSCF’s mission to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. The continued support of Wildlife Partners demonstrates their commitment to conservation and education. Chris Gilroy​, WildLife Partners Co‑Founder and CCO, stated, “For the sixth straight year, we are very excited to renew our partnership with the Houston Safari Club Foundation. The relationship with the club and its members has been an incredibly positive aspect of our company’s business. It only gets better each and every year. Not only does the financial commitment provide a great ROI, but we have also developed friendships that will last a lifetime.” “The support provided by WildLife Partners makes it possible for HSCF to continue its efforts to promote conservation at

HSCF ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(Houston, TX- July 7, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce registration is now open for their annual sporting clays tournament, to be held Thursday, October 6, 2022. “Clay Crushing For Youth” is an annual fundraising event hosted by Houston Safari Club Foundation. Funds raised are dedicated to HSCF’s ​youth outdoor education programs, outdoor experiences, and outdoor career awareness programs. The event provides for an enjoyable day of shooting, fellowship, and fun. Experienced and novice shooters alike are welcome and participants do not have to be a member of HSCF. The event will be hosted at Greater Houston Sports Club. The tournament registration will begin at 9:00 am, with a 10:00 am start time. All adult & youth shooters are invited to participate. The tournament uses a four-person team format. Teams may be comprised of male, female, youth, adult, professionals or beginners. Individual shooters will be squadded

HSC JULY 2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

HSC Opposes RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act of 2022 Andrew Clyde (R-GA) introduced the RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act to eliminate the eleven percent federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition that funds conservation in America. Clyde’s position is that the excise taxes on firearms and ammunition threaten Second Amendment rights. The Pittman-Robertson Act apportions excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment as well as boat fuel in all fifty states and U.S. territories. Last year, $1.5 billion was raised, which was used to support state and local recreational outdoor opportunities and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. Pittman-Robertson dollars have generated $15 billion for conservation since it was enacted in 1937. Clyde’s bill proposes replacing the conservation funding through offshore oil and gas taxes, similar to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To learn more
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Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.